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#Childmothers

17 Stories about Being a Mother While Still a Child

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Meet 17 girls from five countries who have become mothers while still children. Their captivating stories provide a unique insight into their dreams, challenges and great strength. Their stories are accompanied by beautiful photos taken by acclaimed photographer Pieter ten Hoopen, whose point of departure is the traditional family photo. HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has written the introduction of the book sharing her keen interest in the lives of women around the world.

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A child and already a bride

Child marriage and motherhood in childhood are closely related since nine out of ten child mothers are already married. After her wedding, a girl will often be expected to prove her fertility.

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